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Map editor for JavaCPC?!?
« on: 23:04, 05 February 10 »
Hello together,
While I googled around the WWW I found an useful tool for game map developing.
http://mapeditor.org

Then I thought:
Hey, this program is fully written in Java!
And hey! I have a large desktop for JavaCPC!

So I played a bit with the sources of "Tiled" and included it as JavaCPC-Desktop-application.
(Tiled is open source!)

look here: http://cpc-live.com/tiled.png
(Tiled is multi-language, so no worries, it will be in English or other available language on your system)

It can export some different formats:
Mappy format,
Tiled format,
JSon format,
TMW format and
LUA format.

As I know there are some applications to develop games for the CPC which read for example PNG files (Mojon Twins I think used them)
So maybe it's simple to code also tools for CPC which can convert some of the map formats, too?
(If they don't already exist)

So what do you all think?
Would it be useful to include this feature in next release?
Please vote.

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Re: Map editor for JavaCPC?!?
« Reply #1 on: 02:47, 06 February 10 »
So what do you all think?
Would it be useful to include this feature in next release?

I have been looking into tile editors and was thinking about using TileStudio because Fano's CPC Toolkit appears to support it's output.

But anything that can be combined with a CPC emulator would be very useful for the development of new games etc.  :)

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Re: Map editor for JavaCPC?!?
« Reply #2 on: 08:45, 06 February 10 »
We have tried many tile-editors before we decided to use Tiled for our mobile games. It is a very good map-editor in our opinion. And it's great that it's coded in Java, so that it'll run on any platform.

So naturally I think it's a good choice.  :)

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Re: Map editor for JavaCPC?!?
« Reply #3 on: 08:39, 12 February 10 »
Then I thought:
Hey, this program is fully written in Java!

Quote from: mapeditor.org on January 30, 2010
Tiled Qt 0.4.0 released

With this release the Qt version of Tiled finally replaces the Java version...

...The Java version will of course remain available as well, and is still open for new maintainership.
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